Take your breakfast to the next level this Fall with Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal! It’s the perfect morning comfort food full of warm pumpkin flavor.
Who here is a huge fan of Fall? *Raises hand fervently*
Although I thoroughly enjoyed this Summer, I’ve been looking forward to cooler weather for quite awhile. And unfortunately, Ohio likes to tease us. 90 degrees today? How about 72 tomorrow? Oh wait, back up to 88 the day after, sorry!
Finally, though, the beginning of October seems to be kinder. And I’ve kind of already busted out everything pumpkin, even with the Summer-like weather.
I know for sure that Pumpkin Scones are in my future (as soon as I find time to bake), but right now I’ve been going for this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal.
This is a super easy breakfast that I can put together while also making Allison’s breakfast. It does require a few ingredients, but nothing substantial! You probably already have most of these in your pantry- maybe not the pumpkin seeds, but those are optional.
Start by adding rolled oats to a bowl and pour milk or water over top. I usually use a half cup each of milk and water. Then add 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree, stir, and microwave for about 2 minutes.
Once it’s done, add some brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin seeds if desired for extra healthy fats! I definitely recommend it for a nice crunch.
This was perfect comfort food for the whole week that I ate this! Oatmeal tends to be pretty un-photogenic, but I promise it’s like pumpkin pie in a bowl.
Oats are a nutrition powerhouse. They contain tons of fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. You can find more low cholesterol breakfast recipes in this post!
If you like this recipe, make sure you check out my other pumpkin recipes for this fall:
- Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
- Freezer Friendly Pumpkin French Toast
- Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup milk (or half milk and half water)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
In a bowl, add the rolled oats, milk (and/or water), and pumpkin puree and stir. Cook in the microwave for about 2 minutes, watching to make sure the bowl doesn't overflow.
Add the brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin seeds and stir.
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.